Wolf, Pittsburgh-area Officials Ask PUC To Cut Uber Fine

Gov. Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh-area officials want the Public Utility Commission to greatly reduce the record-setting $11.4 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber. The PUC fined Uber last month for operating six months in 2014 without the required approval. The company has said it would appeal. Wolf, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald say that the fine should be cut otherwise it would stifle innovation and technology companies. The PUC hasn’t commented.